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Leo Sachs

Leo Sachs, German geneticist, educator. Recipient Israel prize for natural science, 1972, Rothschild prize in biological science, 1977, Wolf Foundation prize in medicine, Israel, 1980, Sloan prize, General Motors Cancer Research Foundation, 1989, Warren Alpert prize, Harvard Medical School, 1997, Emet prize in life science, 2002.


  • Sachs, Leo was born on October 14, 1924 in Leipzig, Germany. Son of Elijah and Louise (Lichtblau) Sachs.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Wales, Bangor, 1948. Doctor of Philosophy, Trinity College, Cambridge University, 1951. DHC (honorary), Bordeaux University, 1985.

      Doctor of Medicine (honorary), Lund University, 1997.


    • Research scientist John Innes Institute, 1951-1952. Member science staff Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, since 1952, professor, chairman genetics department Israel, since 1962, Otto Meyerhof professor molecular biology Israel, since 1968.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Fellow: Royal Society. Member: National Academy of Sciences (foreign associate), Israeli Academy of Sciences & Humanities, International Cytokine Society (honorary life).


    • Married Pnina Salkind. 4 children.
    • father: Elijah Sachs
    • mother: Louise (Lichtblau) Sachs
    • spouse: Pnina Salkind
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    Born October 14, 1924
    • 1948
      University Wales
    • 1951
      Trinity College
    • 1985
      Bordeaux University
    • 1997
      Lund University
    • 1951 - 1952
      Research scientist, John Innes Institute
    • 1952
      member, science staff Weizmann Institute Science
      Rehovot, HaMerkaz, Israel
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